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Rescue on Black Mountain

October 11th, 2017 · No Comments


A state helicopter lands on Black Mountain on Sunday, October 8th, rescuing an injured hiker.

On Sunday, October 8, 2017, the Huletts Landing EMS responded to a mutual aid request from Dresden at 4:24 PM. A male hiker had fallen on the Black Mountain trail about 300 yards from the summit and broke his leg. A group from our fire company responded, including Jim Leghorn and Bill Clough climbing up the mountain to rescue the hiker.


The approximate area of the hiker’s fall.

A forest ranger helicopter made a difficult landing at the summit and then transported the patient to the Glens Falls Hospital. Jim, Bill, several Dresden firemen, and a State Trooper are to be commended for making the difficult climb up the mountain to perform the rescue, then hiking back down in the darkness while carrying a heavy stretcher and supplies.


Many thanks to the brave men and women who serve us in Huletts Landing.

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